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Related Concepts: Integration of rational functions by partial fractions

$\bullet$ Partial fraction decomposition expresses a rational function $\frac{f(x)}{g(x)}$, where $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are polynomials in $x$, as a sum of simpler fractions.

$\bullet$Partial fraction decomposition only applies to proper fractions in which the degree of the numerator is less than that of the denominator.

- IntroductionIntroduction to Partial Fraction Decompositiona)What is partial fraction decomposition?b)When can we perform partial fraction decomposition?
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**Case 1: Denominator is a product of linear factors with no repeats**Find the partial fractions of:

a)$\frac{x + 7}{(x + 3)(x - 1)}$b)$\frac{4x + 3}{x^{2} + x}$ - 2.
**Case 2: Denominator is a product of linear factors with repeats**Find the partial fractions of :

a)$\frac{3x^{2} - 5}{(x - 2)^{3}}$b)$\frac{2x - 1}{x^{2} + 10x + 25}$ - 3.
**Case 3: Denominator contains irreducible quadratic factors with no repeats**Find the partial fractions of :

$\frac{2x^{2} + 5x + 8}{x^{3} - 8x}$

- 4.
**Case 4: Denominator contains irreducible quadratic factors with repeats**Find the partial fractions of:

$\frac{3x^{4} + x^{3} + 1}{x(x^{2} + 1)^{2}}$

- 5.
**First perform long division, then partial fraction decomposition**Find the partial fractions of:

a)$\frac{x^{3} - 3x^{2} + 4x}{x^{2} - 3x 2}$b)$\frac{2x^{2} + 14x + 24}{x^{2} + 6x - 16}$

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Algebraic Fractions

12.1

Simplifying algebraic fractions and restrictions

12.2

Adding and subtracting algebraic fractions

12.3

Multiplying algebraic fractions

12.4

Dividing algebraic fractions

12.5

Solving equations with algebraic fractions

12.6

Applications of equations with algebraic fractions

12.7

Simplifying complex fractions

12.8

Partial fraction decomposition